glasses: c/o Firmoo | dress (worn as top): Forever 21 | cardigan & wedges: Target | skirt: Francesca's Collections
When Firmoo contacted me a few weeks ago offering me a pair of glasses to review, I had two immediate reactions. The first was unbridled excitement: yes! I've always wanted my own pair of glasses! But the second was something like embarrassment. I don't need glasses! Everyone would know I'm faking it! But after a quick moment of reflection, I realized three things:
1) No one knows I don't need glasses.
2) No one cares I don't need glasses.
3) If someone does care that I don't need glasses and wear them anyway, they seriously need to get a life.
So, here I am, wearing glasses as a fashion accessory, completely unashamed. So there!
And now, a little bit about Firmoo and my experience with them:
Basically, Firmoo is an online eyewear retailer that aims to make glasses both fashionable and affordable. They even have a First-Pair-Free program where new customers can get, well, their first pair free! (This only applies to certain frames, but even the frames you have to pay for are pretty inexpensive.)
My favorite thing about them by far, though, is their virtual try-on system: you can upload your picture to their site to see what different frames will look like on you. I've tried to do this in the past with Photoshop, just to see what I would look like with glasses...but their website takes all the guesswork out of it. Upload your photo, click on each pupil, boom! Done. That was hugely helpful when I was trying to pick out my frames. (Here are the ones I chose).
And now for the awkward part...my experience with their service. See, as a blogger, I sometimes get a little bit annoyed when I read blogger-written reviews that are just a little bit too nice. So I was almost looking forward to having that catch, that one little negative thing I could warn you about. But I honestly didn't have any problems whatsoever. The glasses arrived in a timely manner, they were just as classy as they looked online, and they came nicely packaged with a glasses case, lens cloth, repair kit, and drawstring bag. If you too were looking for the catch, I'm sorry to disappoint! I've gotten tons of compliments on these glasses, and I'm really enjoying how they spice up my wardrobe just a little bit. So, if you're in need of new frames, I highly recommend giving Firmoo a try.
And now, since I'm curious, I turn it over to you: do any of you wear glasses as a fashion accessory? For you glasses-wearing ladies, what are your thoughts on people who wear them but don't need them?
Thanks to Firmoo for sending these glasses! As always, I promise to be completely honest in any and all reviews.